UPDATE: Hear our thoughts on the teaser from Episode 374 of our podcast. You can also watch the teaser below.
Stephen King has had a lot of adaptations hit the screen recently. One that you might not be as familiar with is coming to EPIX in August. Take a look at the first trailer for the series based on King's short story of Jerusalem's Lot. Here's the first teaser for Chapelwaite:
This story follows, "Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations. "
Adrien Brody stars as the aforementioned Cage. Also starring will be Emily Hampshire. She plays Rebecca Morgan, "an ambitious young woman who left Preacher’s Corners to attend Mount Holyoke College, and has returned home with an advance to write a story for the new and prestigious Atlantic Magazine. Her writer’s block lifts when Boone arrives in town with his children, and despite her mother’s protests, Rebecca applies to be governess of the infamous Chapelwaite manor and the Boone family in order to write about them. In doing so, Rebecca will not only craft the next great gothic novel, she’ll unravel a mystery that has plagued her own family for years."
Sound a bit familiar? Ok it does have a bit of a Locke and Key vibe, but that was written by King's son, Joe Hill. So perhaps he was inspired by dad's short story a bit? This also looks a bit more intense, so we'll see how that plays out. Chapelwaite is produced by Adrien Brody, Donald De Line (Ready Player One, Wayward Pines), Jason Filardi, Peter Filardi and Burr Steers for EPIX Studios. The series premieres August 22nd on EPIX. Check back for updates.
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